NFL players and coaches were the final piece in the Pro Bowl selection process Wednesday evening. Once voting completed, Buccaneers’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was selected to his first Pro Bowl and has the chance to be joined by some of his teammates.
Here is the media announcement from the team once the NFL players and coaches made their decisions:
The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. It is McCoy’s first career selection.
McCoy is in his third season with Tampa Bay since being drafted in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has posted career highs in sacks and tackles for loss this season, while starting all 15 games for Tampa Bay. McCoy has been an anchor for the NFL’s top-ranked run defense, with the Bucs ranking at the top of the league in both yards per game allowed (83.7) and yards per carry allowed (3.5).
The Buccaneers also had three players named as alternat...